Research Fellow (Spatial ecologist/ecological modeller)

La Trobe University

Melbourne VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

Job No.: 565751

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Full time
  • 3 year Fixed Term role
  • Located at the Albury/Wodonga campus
  • $100,480 – $118,659 plus up to 17% superannuation  

About the position

The successful applicant will join a dynamic and high performing team within the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems (CFE) working on modelling the impacts of hydro-climatic variability and change on the distribution and population dynamics of freshwater fish.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing research that incorporates spatial modeling of species distributions, cost-benefit analyses associated with different management actions, and developing systematic approaches to prioritizing management actions at regional scales. The role will require expertise in aquatic ecology, species distribution modelling, R, GIS, and spatial conservation/prioritization frameworks.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent accreditation and standing together with subsequent research experience.
  • A record of high-level scholarly research, as evidenced by the impact and significance of research outcomes.
  • High level analytical capability with an ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with a range of industry partners locally and/or nationally.
  • Experience in quantitative modelling and or data analytics, including the capacity to integrate large datasets from a range of sources and of uneven quality.
  • Experience in the use of R Statistical Computing Environment (other languages advantageous).
  • Experience in using spatial/remote sensing data, either to directly support analyses or help in translation and scaling up of empirical site/based research.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm Tuesday the 4th of April 2023

Position Enquiries:  Rachel Gorman via email

Recruitment Enquiries:

Position Description below:

Download File PD – Research Fellow – Spatial Ecologist_Ecological Modeller.pdf

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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Why La Trobe: 

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you’ll collaborate with community and industry to create impact. 
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics 
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.





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